30 mars 2017

A rare yellow and green 'Bat' bowl with polychrome details, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 6. A rare yellow and green 'Bat' bowl with polychrome details, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Estimate HK$400,000 — 600,000 / €48,163 - 72,245. Lot Sold 1,625,000 HKD (196,644 €). Photo: Sotheby's. thinly potted with deep rounded sides supported on a splayed foot, the exterior finely incised with twelve bats, each grasping in its mouth a beribboned double gourd and flying amidst scrolling clouds, between ruyi heads at the rim and a lappet band at... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2017

A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 5. A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Estimate HK$500,000 — 700,000 / €60,204 - 84,286. Lot Sold 1,875,000 HKD (226,897 €). Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a pair of five-clawed dragons, their sinuous scaly bodies writhing amongst stylised ruyi cloud scrolls, all encircled by double line borders... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2017

A rare Yellow-Ground Blue And White 'Gardenia' Dish, Mark and Period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 4. A rare Yellow-Ground Blue And White 'Gardenia' Dish, Mark and Period of Zhengde (1506-1521). Estimate HK$900,000 — 1,200,000 / €108,368 - 144,490. Lot sold 2,980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, freely painted on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt with a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a tightly closed bud, encircled on the cavetto by fruiting branches of pomegranate, grape, peach... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2017

A rare yellow and green 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 3. A rare yellow and green 'Dragon' zhadou, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521). Estimate HK$700,000 — 900,000 / €84,286 - 108,368. Lot Sold 2,125,000 HKD (257,150 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a wide neck flaring at the rim, brightly decorated around the exterior with incised details picked out in bright green enamel and reserved on a deep yellow ground, depicting four five-clawed dragons striding among... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2017

An important Imperial yellow dish, Mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 1. An important Imperial yellow dish, Mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487). Estimate HK$2,000,000 — 3,000,000 / €240,817 - 361,226. Lot Sold 10,300,000 HKD (1,246,422 €). Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a gently flaring rim, covered overall with a yellow glaze of pale egg-yolk tone applied over a transparent glaze, the footrim burnt yellow around the unglazed edge, the white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

An exceptional yellow-ground blue and white 'gardenia' dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 2. An Exceptional Yellow-Ground, Blue And White 'Gardenia' Dish, Mark And Period Of Hongzhi (1488-1505). Diameter 26.1 cm. Est. HK$2.5 – 3.5 million / US$320,000 – 449,000. Lot sold 11,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, freely painted in shaded tones of cobalt reserved on a rich yellow ground, the interior with a slightly recessed medallion enclosing a leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and... [Lire la suite]